Former Prez Abdul Kalam meets Akhilesh; discusses UP's economic development

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Monday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and discussed nine pathways for making the state an economically developed state.

Invest in girls to fight climate change: Ashok Khosla

Investing for girls’ education and employment can be helpful in curbing carbon emissions, said Ashok Khosla, an expert on environment and sustainable development.

PM Modi invites ASEAN nations to invest in India

 Asserting that India and ASEAN have "no irritants" in their ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invited the 10-nation bloc to be part of his country's "new" economic journey even as his strong "Made in India" pitch got the support of the grouping.

Be ready for invisible enemy: PM Modi tells armed forces

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met the country's top military commanders for the first time at the Combined Commanders' conference where he stressed on the need for an atmosphere of peace and security essentials for the nation to achieve its goal of economic development.

Concern in Rajya Sabha over power shortage

Concern was expressed in Rajya Sabha on Friday over the "continuous" shortage of power and its adverse impact on the economic development of the country.

Nepal parties to decide polls date by weekend: Madhesi leader

Nepal`s major political parties are likely to agree by this weekend on the date of holding Constituent Assembly elections, a top Madhesi leader has said.

Biodiversity panel to balance conservation with development

The challenge before the proposed NIC on biodiversity is to ensure a balance between conservation and economic development, NBA chairman Balakrishna Pisupati said.

India playing a constructive role in Afghan future: US

India is playing a constructive role in the future of Afghanistan, the US said thursday and praised its efforts towards economic development of this war-torn country.

‘Controversies should not hamper development’

Senior Kerala leader and Union minister AK Antony on Wednesday said controversies should not come in the way of the state`s economic development.

China to continue developing high speed trains

China will continue developing its high speed rail network in the face of rising public demand for travelling efficiency and for future economic development, a railway official said.

Nepal PM announces economic development plans

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai introduced a "vision
paper" and said the government would now focus on governance.

Peace in Nepal vital for economic development: PM

Peace and stability in Nepal
is vital for benefiting from the rapid economic developments
in South Asia, PM Jhala Nath Khanal said.

China defends its global rise

China said countries should view themselves as "passengers in the same boat".

Unrest brought economic development to standstill: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said the five months of unrest in the Valley had brought the economic development to a standstill and emphasised the need for de-linking politics from development process.

China says committed to Lanka`s economic development

China assured the country of all assistance in key infrastructure and socio-cultural projects in the post-LTTE era.

China blames Xinjiang violence for slowed development

Violence and unrest instigated by separatists agitating for an independent Xinjiang have hit economic development hard in the far western Chinese region, a government policy paper said on Monday.